(Mostly) Wordless Wednesday: Up To Date Kittens!

Kova, Kaya, and Garin got their first vaccination (and second deworming) tonight, so you know what that means. Yep! They get to go to their first adoption fair this Saturday. And Sunday, too, of course. Which means YOU can finally get to meet them! It also means that instead of … Continue reading

Easter Eggs, Beaver Dams, and Chad on a Swing

NOTE: This geocache blog might contain spoilers. As with all things geocaching, proceed at your own risk.   I need a bigger backpack. I decided this after our geocaching outing Sunday. Ever since we started caching, we’ve been making mental notes of things we should take with us to make … Continue reading

A Bridge Not Too Far

Snagged another geocache after work last night. Just one. It was a little less than a mile from the house, so we took advantage of the gorgeous weather to skip the gym and walk to the cache site instead. Of course, we were a fair ways from the house when … Continue reading

#ICAD 4 At the Throne of the Faerie King

The girl dropped to her knees at the base of the throne. Not from obeisance like the pale, angular courtiers around her, but from fear. The king could have commanded her to stand. It was his right. But instead he knelt before her, like a supplicant, and brushed the hair … Continue reading

#ICAD Day 3 Unlikely What He Needs

The faerie king frowned at the girl’s coarse wool kirtle and unkempt hair. Not what he’d asked for. Unlikely what he’d need. Pelikan M205 with M nib and Noodler’s Heart of Darkness ink on Oxford Essentials 4×6 index card — which really feathers badly with FP ink, especially when using … Continue reading

2011 Raleigh Pen Show Recap — Day 2

So, I’ve been working on this blog post for three hours now, typing and deleting, typing and deleting, and typing and deleting some more. But, you know what? I think this really is a case where a picture is worth a thousand words:     …………………… The three pens in … Continue reading

Muscle Memory

Yesterday morning I sat down at my desk to write my to-do list, like I do every Monday, but when I plucked a pen from my fountain pen cup, the strangest thing happened. I held the pen the same way I always have, the same way I’ve been holding a … Continue reading

Changing Gears

Writing wasn’t going well yesterday, so I decided to change gears and do some sketching. Continue reading

Liquid Graphite Zen Code

Just a quick housekeeping post to let folks know that I’ve added my Twitter feed and journal updates to the main page of my website. You can subscribe to the journal updates there through either RSS (powered by Feedburner) or email. If you run into any problems with the feed … Continue reading

“Intellectual Property”

Last year Scott Franklin at Franklin-Christoph asked me to write a story to accompany the release of their Model 40 “Panther” fountain pen. So I did. Continue reading